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  • 19/11/2021

    Take charge while charging

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to take charge while charging electrical devices to prevent fires. If you’re looking for a Black Friday bargain or some Christmas gifts, the Service is giving its electrical fire safety advice to help prevent electrical fires ...

  • 12/11/2021

    Register your appliances to protect your home and your family

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is urging residents to use a scheme to register their appliances and receive potentially life-saving safety updates. The call comes as part of Electrical Fire Safety Month and is championed by Watch Manager Paul Pemberton after his own tumble dryer ...

  • 03/11/2021

    Fire Service shares advice to celebrate Diwali safely

    Essex residents planning on celebrating Diwali are being urged to take extra care and do so in a fire safe way. The celebrations, known as the “festival of the lights” often involve fireworks, candles, earthenware oil lamps (Divas) and cooking special meals for family and ...

  • 02/11/2021

    Fire Service urges public to use fireworks responsibly

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging the public to use fireworks responsibly after being called to a number of anti-social firework incidents on Halloween. Fire crews across Essex were called to four incidents across the county where people had used fireworks anti-socially. Crews ...

  • 30/10/2021

    Reduce your risk of an electrical fire this winter

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents to do their research when buying and using electrical goods. With the festive season on its way, the Service will be sharing advice on its social media channels to help residents reduce their risk of an electrical fire. From ...

  • 29/10/2021

    Next Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

    Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is delighted to announce that Rick Hylton is the next Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. Members of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel confirmed his appointment today after he was selected ...

  • 25/10/2021

    Keeping your student digs fire safe

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is issuing advice to university students as part of Student Fire Safety Week (25-31 October). Many young people are living away from home for the first time, either in rented property or halls of residence, with new responsibilities when it comes to fire ...

  • 22/10/2021

    Fire Service shares advice to help residents creep it real this Halloween

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is sharing safety advice to keep residents in Essex safe this Halloween – to ensure a “gourd” night out for all. The Service wants residents to stay safe and “lift your spirits” during the spooky season and will ...

  • 21/10/2021

    Storm Aurore causes chaos in South Essex

    Following a Met Office amber weather warning, teams at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) dealt with over 100 weather-related incidents last night and into the early hours of this morning. Essex was hit by flooding overnight as heavy rain and strong winds battered the south of the ...

  • 19/10/2021

    Be safe, not sorry, this bonfire night

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) has issued a safety warning ahead of annual bonfire night celebrations. With hundreds of people suffering injuries from fireworks each year, ECFRS is urging the public to take necessary precautions, and to be considerate of others during any ...

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